Eco Shamanism

Becoming one with our Earth

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Ancient Ways for Now - Online

Ancient Ways for Now - Online

Our Ancient Ways for Now courses are designed to help you connect into the energies of our seasons, our moon and our daily clock particularly in relation to the place and space where you live. This page features the online year course over 8 days following the seasonal wheel of the year where we gather in community.

We hope to offer an on demand self study course available from Samhain, Winter Solstice 2022 and Imbolc in 2023 - do email us if you would like to be kept notified.

The next opportunity to take the online course will be Imbolc/February 2023. It is made up of eight Saturdays over the solar festival year and will be run on zoom with Mandy Pullen, Jane Embleton and Freya Davies.

Our indigenous shamanism, or spirituality, has been buried under centuries of human ego which has covered up the ancient ways in which we respond to our environment and it’s spirit. ‘Ancient’ implies the past yet also something that has always been there, sitting at the root of us and all that is . . . within and beyond us. With this in mind we will encourage that root to begin to regrow, giving it water and warmth in the form of attention and ceremony, rebuilding that intention into our lives. This course will help you to follow how we change as our environment changes - as we sit in the wheel of the sun, the phases of the moon and the hours of the day.

For this online course, we will work from the start of spring, Imbolc, and the matching energies of the crescent new moon and the time of 3am on the clock. Continuing through the seasonal festivals, we will end with the Winter Solstice and the Dark Moon and the hour of 12 midnight, in the gap between this year and the next, ready to move from this ‘now' to the next 'now’. Some of you may already mark these times in which case please bring your indigeneity along as an offering to help others on this path.

The course will consist of individual and group work throughout the day on and off the screen. You will receive some small (and intriguing) packages through the post during your time on the course. There will be optional ceremonies and rituals to perform between each of our meetings. Experience of shamanism is not necessary for this course - beginners are welcome.

Eco Shamanism Sun Moon Clock

We will focus on:

accessing the ancient ways guided by our sun, moon and day;

bringing a state of awareness closer to home, both inside and out;

connecting more deeply with home, garden, green spaces, wild areas and their inherent spirit or consciousness;

becoming more sustainable, literally and spiritually;

lessening the sense of separation we may feel within our environments (and self);

becoming one with our Earth.

Hawthorn Berry Labyrinth

What you will learn about:

the sun points of the 8 seasonal festivals;

the 8 moon phases of the months;

the 24 hour shapes and patterns within our day and night;

how to practise the above in your locale with your own personal creativity;

rituals, ceremonies and traditions;

making mandalas and labyrinths;

aspects of plant lore;

and more.

What you will need:

an open heart, mind and body;

a willingness to be you rather than who you think others think you are;

a curiosity, no matter how tentative, that all beings are creative;

the courage to allow different perceptions, perspectives and paradigms to exist both within you and outside of you;

access to some outdoor space, be that an open window or a mountain range.

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What you will receive:

a passion for our shared Earth;

a copy of the ebook Sun, Moon & Clock;

a small parcel of gifts from our Earth with which to work for each of the 8 days;

our dedicated attention on an individual and group level;

a sack full of experiences to take away and share with others;

the gratitude of those other beings we so often pass by.